Saturday, December 5th is the the 76th anniversary of Repeal Day.
Last year a number of local bars and restaurants featured Repeal Day specials and events; as I find this year’s celebrations I will link to them here. Of course the Holiday Ale Festival is an excellent place to celebrate this great holiday in Portland! (I expect Bar Fly Magazine and Imbibe Unfiltered to deliver some events, as they have in years past . . . )
Join me on the anniversary of Repeal Day, this Saturday, December 5th, in a toast to our brewers, vintners, distillers, distributors, publicans, bartenders, waitrons, and friends.
Portland Repeal Day Celebrations:
The Teardrop Cocktail Lounge in Portland, Ore., also e-mailed people on their mailing list about plans for Teardrop’s 3rd annual Repeal Day celebration. Doors will open Saturday at 1:33 pm to correspond to the time of the original announcement of the signing of the 21st Amendment, which ended Prohibition. However, the party is by invitation only until 8 p.m., unless guests provide the password given in the e-mail.
Guests in costume can enjoy Teardrop’s Prohibition-era cocktails for just $6 each, but to partake of some pre-Prohibition whiskey, which is being specially poured until 3 p.m. for “a mere $20 an ounce,” guests will need to bring a liquor prescription sent with the e-mail announcement. During Prohibition, physicians were allowed to prescribe spirits for medicinal purposes.